Thai Mural Painting Vol. 1: Iconography-Analysis-Guide
By Gerhard Jaiser
Iconography-Analysis-Guide is the first comprehensive survey of all aspects of Thai mural painting. It includes short versions of the most important Buddhist stories extensively illustrated by depictions from temple murals. The historical overview includes all regions and periods, based on materials from nearly 200 temples. Also included are interpretations of the concepts of nine selected examples and a full list of the temples visited. The book is a well-informed introduction, useful for preparing to visit a temple or for consultation on-site. A second volume deals with the most important subjects of temple painting - everyday life, nature, the depiction of foreigners, and so forth - a topic not yet adequately explored. Further volumes will treat painting techniques, the influence from other cultures on Thai mural paintings, and related subjects.
240 pages, illus. 24 pp. in col.